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CCCI Lecture Series starts September 19, 2016!

Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series starts up again this semester on Monday, September 19 with Professor Matthew Erie (Oxford) "China and Islam: The Prophet, The Party, and Law" from 4:30pm to 6:00pm in 164 McGraw Hall. The rest of the lectures run on Mondays at 4:30pm to 6:00pm in Kaufmann Auditorium, G64 Goldwin Smith Hall. Everyone is welcome!

FUTH 2016 Workshop: Jon Solomon on the biopolitics of translation labor

Professor Jon Solomon (Université Jean Moulin, Lyon) - "Logistical Species and Translational Process"
July 14, 2016

Jon Solomon on translation theory & cybernetics:
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FUTH 2016 Workshop: Boris Buden on the revernacularization of national languages

Boris Buden (European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies) - "Translation after History: On Revernacularization of National Languages"
July 10, 2016

Boris Buden on European multilingualism:
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FUTH 2016 Workshop: Naoki Sakai "The Ends of Area Studies"

Cornell East Asia Program, Flying University of Transnational Humanities, and the Society for the Humanities present "The Future of Humanities and Anthropological Difference: Beyond the Modern Regime of Translation." The FUTH 2016 Workshop was a five-day event that took place at Cornell in July 2016, with public lectures each day and closed workshop seminars for graduate students, postdocs, and young scholars gathering from around the world.

EAP faculty Professor Naoki Sakai (Asian Studies) discusses the constitution of area studies in his keynote lecture for the FUTH 2016 Workshop.

Also see Professor Sakai on the biopolarity of the Humanities:

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Film Series: Dispatches from the Korean Peninsula at Cornell Cinema

This fall semester, East Asia Program is sponsoring a Korean film series at Cornell Cinema. Films include: Spirit's Homecoming (2015), The Wailing (2016), Under the Sun (2016), The Lovers and the Despot (2016), Seoul Searching (2016), and Right Now, Wrong Then (2016). EAP also hosts film scholar Miseong Woo, from Yonsei University, as part of our Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Korean Studies. Professor Woo specializes in contemporary Korean cinema and she will be teaching a course on Korean modernity and popular culture.

EAP faculty and visiting scholar led students on a class trip to Japan this summer

EAP faculty Professor Jane Marie Law (Asian Studies) and EAP visiting scholar Masaki Matsubara led Cornell students on a 12-day trip to Japan in June after a semesterlong class on Zen Buddhism, co-taught by Professor Law and Ellen Avril (Johnson Museum) during the spring 2016 semester. The class and trip were supported by an Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grant.
"Students find Japanese cultural practices 'magical'", Cornell Chronicle - July 27, 2016.

"The Future of the Humanities and Anthropological Difference" FUTH Workshop

The Cornell East Asia Program (EAP), in collaboration with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH), the Collège International de Philosophie (France), L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS; France), and The Society for the Humanities at Cornell held an international workshop at Cornell July 10-14, 2016: “the Future of the Humanities and Anthropological Difference: Beyond the Modern Regime of Translation.”
This workshop featured small group seminars with translation studies thinkers as well as daily keynote lectures and round-tables open to the public.

Watch: Interim President Rawlings highlights work by EAP faculty

Cornell Interim President Hunter Rawlings highlights the research of EAP faculty, Professors Ding Xiang Warner (Asian Studies) and Jessica Chen Weiss (Government), in his State of the University Address at Reunion 2016.

CCCI: Philip Tinari questions current narratives about development of contemporary Chinese art

Philip Tinari (Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing) - "How Contemporary Chinese Art Became Global: Artists, Exhibitions, Markets, Mediators 1985-2015" (April 25, 2016)

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Asian Studies celebrates 70 years!

"Asian studies department marks 70th anniversary" Cornell Chronicle - May 25, 2016